Monthly Archives: March 2011

Being Open

The goal this week?  To live under the philosophy that life is a cabaret.  My  first step today was to allow this in my life by deciding what life is a cabaret means to me.  My affirmation: Be open to people, love talking to people and love meeting people.

I think it went well.  I volunteered at the art museum, where I was told I was fun to be around (and I continued to set the stage for a great friendship with the girl I’m volunteering for).  I went to my high school to pay for a dinner I’m attending that celebrates the school’s 50 year anniversary, and I had a great discussion with my old counselor (I can’t get over how many people remembered little old me!).  I went out for sushi with my favorite girls and got the ball rolling for more activity dates in the near future.

When you live in the mentality of being open, friendly and loving, people are naturally drawn to you.  And who knows?  A few of those people may turn out to be great friends, lovers or associates!

 

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Life is a Cabaret

“What good is sitting alone in your room?
Come hear the music play.
Life is a Cabaret, old chum,
Come to the Cabaret.” –Cabaret

I like structure, and I’ve been wanting one for this blog.  Here is my first attempt. I will have a new focus each week, based on an idea, quote or lyric, to live and write by. (Of course, it will be in line with my ideal self!)

This week is almost over, true, but my theme for the last half is above.  Life is a Cabaret so why not enjoy it?  With Saint Patrick’s Day, I figured it was the perfect theme 😀

How can you make your life a Cabaret?

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Why I Love Survivor

I am a little obsessed with Survivor.  (I’m watching Season 7 as I type.)  It’s a great show, with some very motivating qualities.  Here are some reasons why it’s great:

  • It’s an adventure for all its participants.
  • You get to see people lose a lot of weight, which is something I would love to do Survivor for!
  • It’s very educational, showing ways to survive on your own.
  • It’s a real life chess game.
  • It’s exciting during challenges.
  • You get to see the interactions of strangers becoming a tribe.
  • The beautiful landscapes.
  • It’s inspiring to persevere through the hard and mundane tasks I do in my life.
  • It’s inspiring period…I want an adventure of my own!

p.s.- I wrote and typed this last night, then fell asleep before I published it…

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Make Someone Happy

“Make someone happy; Make just one someone happy; And you will be happy too.” –Jimmy Durante

Friendliness is something so easy to do, yet how often do we go out of our way to be friendly?  Giving someone a compliment, being polite, holding a door open. These are all acts of kindness that make a huge difference in the lives of the people your being friendly to.

About 2 months ago, I went out of my way to invite a girl from yoga class to coffee.  With each of our schedules, it took us until today to take each other up on the offer.  We did a body pump class (not easy!) at 24hour Fitness and got lunch. It was a lot of fun.  And you know what she told me?  She told me how nice it was that I went out of my way to become friends with her; it really made her day.

By making someone happy, I made a new friend, gym buddy and boogie board companion.  By making someone happy, I made myself happy too.

What can you do to make someone happy today?

 

 

 

 

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Goals Sunday

Goals for Last Week

  • Run 4 times
  • Cycle 2 times
  • Swim 1 time (Rollerblading and Dancing instead)
  • 1 30+ minute yoga session
  • Wake by 6am everyday (No…I’m going to switch it to 7am!)
  • Finish life painting
  • 2 writing sessions (Did 1)
  • Morning Pages everyday
  • About me for be you adventure
  • Get Quantum Healing and Living Your Yoga
  • Receive and prep Planner Pad (Still working on the prepping)
  • Finish 2-18-11 wedding
  • Meet with 3-20-11 wedding (Moved to next Wednesday)
  • Pass out 50 cards for janitorial (No but did 10 :D)

 

Goals for This Week

  • Run 4 times
  • Cycle 2 times
  • Swim!
  • 1 yoga session
  • Morning Pages every day
  • Wake by 7am everyday
  • About me bya
  • 2 write sessions
  • Film 3-20-11 wedding
  • Prep Planner Pad and blog about it
  • Pass out 50 cards for janitorial
  • Life Painting
  • Clean room
  • Make to-do list with everything on my mind and color code according to importance
  • Find out about and sign up for high school’s reunion dinner

What are your goals for this week?

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One Shot

 

Have a great S-a-t-u-r-d-a-y Night!

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5 Things I’m Thankful For

  1. Rooibos tea
  2. My planner
  3. Trader Joes Gourmet Popcorn
  4. Running
  5. I live on high ground

What are 5 things you’re thankful for today?

 

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